Eviction risk for hundreds

By JOSH RESNEK

The expiration of a national mandate set by the government during the height of the pandemic crisis and extended recently expired Saturday.

Hundreds of Everett residents who owe back rent to their landlords will likely be forced with eviction.

In a worst-case scenario, many families could be forced from their homes and sent into the streets.

This, despite $88 billion distributed to the states by the federal government to pay for rent arrearages.

States have lagged behind passing out the money, paying landlords what is due from delinquent tenants who lost their jobs and financial security during the pandemic.

How the city plans to deal with this, what money is on hand, and what might be received remains a question mark.

The mayor has issued no public statement.

He does not communicate with the Leader Herald.

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